West Sacramento Killer’s Parole Denied

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) -November 21, 2014 Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on November 20, 2014, a Board of Parole Hearings panel denied parole for convicted murderer Kevin Bruce. The hearing took place at California State Prison, Solano. The Two Commissioner panel denied Wilson’s parole for a period of five years after deliberating for less than one hour.

Bruce was convicted of Second Degree Murder in 1984 for the killing of Marion Cantor and was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison. In a planned robbery, Cantor was lured to a motel room by his "friend," Dana Hill, where two others, Kevin Bruce and Keith Chandler, strangled him to death with cords. They later dumped his body and sold his jewelry.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office argued that Bruce’s continued refusal to admit any responsibility for the murder, failure to adequately work on his suitability for release as directed at his 2011 parole hearing, and poor parole plans all made him a current risk to the community if released.

The Commissioners told Mr. Bruce that he lacked insight into the reasons he committed the crime. For that reason, along with his current issues, and that he hadn’t shown any significant changes since entering prison 31 years ago, his parole was denied.

Bruce will not be eligible for parole until November of 2019.